Only 2 more days until Valentine's Day, so I'm just in time to show you this Valentine's card project! It's made with my new 'I think you're purr-fect!' set of digital stamps and Watercolour hearts scrapbooking papers (see more about these below), both of which are available as Instant Download from Etsy. Printables are great for last minute projects because you can download and print them straight away, so if you've not got your Valentine a card yet you still have time to make one!
- Hearts patterned printable scrapbooking paper
- 'I think you're purr-fect!' digital stamps set
- Card blank (I used one which was approx. 10 x 15cm when folded)
- White paper / card stock
- Scissors / craft knife
- Round corner punch
- Double sided sticky tape / glue
- Double sided sticky foam pads
- Watercolour paints / coloured pencils
1. Print the scrapbooking paper background and the cats digital stamp onto white paper or card.
To do this, I first set up a document the size of my card in my photo editing program (I use Photoplus). I copied and pasted in the scrapbooking paper background.
I then copied and pasted in the 'I think you're purr-fect' text digital stamp (.png format with transparent background) as a new layer. The stamp is larger than my card, so I reduced it in size and positioned it to where I wanted it to print on the background.
I then pasted the cat image stamp and also resized this to fit my card.
Next, I opened a new document the size of the paper I would be printing on (A4) and copied in the background with the text stamp as one image and the cats separately, so it looked like this...
2. Cut out the scrapbooking paper background and glue to your card blank.
3. Cut out the cats image as a square, round the corners with a corner punch.
4. Colour the cats image - I used watercolour pencils and paints.
5. Attach the cats image to the front of your card with double-sided sticky foam pads.
About the papers used in this project...
I used the green and white hearts patterned paper from my 'Watercolour Hearts Blue & Green' set of scrapbooking papers and my 'I think you're purr-fect' set of digital stamps. Both of these are available to buy from my Etsy shop - I also have more heart themed scrapbooking papers in other colours and other Valentine themed digital stamps.